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Peekaboo Co., Ltd. Peekaboo Co., Ltd. has participated in JETRO’s J-starX program in order to expand the Epocal brand’s “UV protective clothing” for photosensitivity around the world.

Peekaboo Co., Ltd.
Peekaboo Co., Ltd. has participated in JETRO’s J-starX program in order to expand the Epocal brand’s “UV protective clothing” for photosensitivity to the world.
In order to enrich the lives of people with photosensitivity such as xeroderma pigmentosum, Peekaboo Co., Ltd. is disseminating UV protective clothing to people around the world who cannot be exposed to ultraviolet rays. To do.
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Peekaboo Co., Ltd., which operates Epocal, a brand specializing in UV protection wear, has developed UV protective clothing for people with xeroderma pigmentosum who cannot be exposed to UV rays and live inconvenient lives, and is making this available to the world. Expand. It has been selected for JETRO’s J-starX program, and we will start selling new UV protective clothing to the world in January 2024 after a pitch in Silicon Valley.
To all members of the press, March 31, 2024 Peekaboo Co., Ltd. Peekaboo Co., Ltd. (Wako City, Saitama Prefecture, Representative Director Noriko Matsunari), which produces Epocal, a UV protection wear brand specializing in UV protection, will be conducting overseas business with UV protective clothing from January 17th to 26th, 2024. We participated in the J-StarX Entrepreneur Event Participation Silicon Valley Dispatch Program (Well Being-related field) sponsored by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
■What is the J-StarX Entrepreneur Event Participation Silicon Valley Dispatch Program?
What is J-StarX?
J-StarX is an entrepreneur development and overseas dispatch program sponsored by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. In order to produce entrepreneurs who are active on the world stage, we provide ambitious challengers with opportunities to connect and learn from the world’s top players and support them in their challenges. We aim to create a future where stars will be born from Japan and the world will shine and be illuminated by creating a soil where everyone can take on challenges and creating an ecosystem that will create the next era. From https://j-starx.jp/
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From January 17th to 26th, 2024, our company Matsunari participated in the Silicon Valley dispatch program targeting the field of Well Being. This course has four months of domestic and international programs, and provides an opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to become an active entrepreneur on the world stage, from idea generation to business strategy formulation and acquisition of pitch skills. . Additionally, opportunities were provided to receive first-hand feedback from local stakeholders through visits to local companies and networking with VCs.
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Through a program to complete a short pitch of 3 minutes, we carefully examined the business and purpose.
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[3 types of UV protective clothing]
UV protective clothing for infants, cape type (with 1 air conditioning fan) UV protective clothing for elementary school students, cover type (with 2 air conditioning fans)
Front-open type 2-way UV protective clothing for adults (with 2 air conditioning fans/prototype)
This UV protective clothing is made of material that completely blocks ultraviolet (UV) rays, a transparent vinyl film with a UV protection rate of 99.7%, and an air conditioning fan. The air conditioning fan is used to regulate body temperature, prevent fogging of the transparent face guard, and reduce pressure.
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[Meeting with UC Berkeley dermatologist]
Very interesting and interesting products and comments about UV protective clothing. You introduced that there are two major groups for xeroderma pigmentosum patients in the United States.
It’s great to hear feedback from an American dermatologist.
It was a valuable experience.

Epocal brand UV protective clothing sales page
https://www.epochal.jp/view/category/ct188
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◎Press release for UV protection cape
https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000087.000024589.html
◎Press release for UV protective clothing for elementary school students https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000032.000024589.html
[Sales overseas]
Our company has received inquiries not only from Japan, but also from the United States, Australia, Morocco, the United Kingdom, India, Saudi Arabia, Chile, the Dominican Republic, etc., and with the cooperation of Air Conditioning Co., Ltd., we have received inquiries about this UV protective clothing. I want to communicate and sell. Through the J-StarX program, you will not only be taught how to develop your business overseas and receive comments from VCs, but you will also be able to learn about JETRO’s backup services at local JETRO, and you will also be able to learn about JETRO’s backup services. I also gained friends who I can work with. We will exchange information and cooperate with each other to take on the challenge of expanding overseas.
We are also looking for local agents who can cooperate with us regarding overseas sales.
Peekaboo Co., Ltd. Company Profile Peekaboo Co., Ltd. Representative Director Noriko Matsunari
Peekaboo Co., Ltd. Representative Director Noriko Matsunari
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Peekaboo Inc. CEO Kikuko Matsunari
Former bank employee. After getting married and giving birth, her child was diagnosed with atopic dermatitis, and a dermatologist recommended “ultraviolet protection”, which led her to start a business with a friend who was pregnant and launched a UV protection wear brand: Epocal. What started as just one hoodie, the products made using special UV protection materials have expanded in variety and purpose as the child grows, and in 15 years has grown to around 500 types. Every product has a purpose, and we are planning original products that seriously provide UV care. Company name: Peekaboo Co., Ltd. Head office location: Room 305, Wako Riken Incubation Plaza, 2-3-13 Minami, Wako City, Saitama Contact: TEL 048-458-3015 FAX 048-458-3017 Representative: Noriko Matsunari Year of establishment Date of establishment: April 18, 2002 Date of establishment: October 2005 Capital: 10,000,000 yen Business content: Planning, development, and sales of childcare and maternity products Planning, development, and sales of the EPOCHAL brand of UV protection products Providing information and operating Ultraviolet.com
Where to purchase EPOCHAL products: Epochal web shopping page https://www.epochal.jp Brand EPOCHAL ●Corporate homepage
https://epochal.co.jp/●Sales homepage https://www.epochal.jp● Ultraviolet rays.com (Ultraviolet rays protection association for children) https://shigaisen.com/
●Epocal English page https://sun-protective.com
-Inquiries regarding products, etc.-Peekaboo Co., Ltd. 351-0104 Wako Riken Incubation Plaza Room 305, 2-3-13 Minami, Wako City, Saitama TEL 048-458-3015 Fax 048-458-3017Mail office@epochal-uv. com Person in charge: Matsunari/Sato
More details about this release:
https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000085.000024589.html



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